On a cold New York night, Brittany Sturges and a gang of fellow Philly travellers take in an out-of-town gig by their hometown heroes, Fat City Reprise.
With their electronic pop-rock sound and odd stage antics, Men, Women & Children are somewhat of an acquired taste. Yet, this time around, their stage show won Brittany Sturges over.
Stage blood, punk rock, a group jam on a John Lennon X-mas song, angular sonics, three top-notch Chicago bands - what more could Chris Catania have asked for this holiday season?
Despite a promising line-up of up-and-coming indie rockers- Straylight Run supported by Matt Pond PA, Street to Nowhere and Kevin Devine- Brittany Sturges ended the night disappointed.
A featured profile in both the local weekly and in the Orlando Sentinel newspaper helped to pack The Social for The Oaks' first ever headlining gig. Jen Cray was amongst the crowd to lend her support.
Carl F Gauze tallies 19 deaths in 2006 that somehow affect all of us, even though we may have missed their obituary.
Is she jazz? Is she country? Is she alternative? Kyrby Raine attempts to solve the mystery that is singer/songwriter Brenda David and how Europe fell in love with her.
What's it like to be a human iPod? Kyrby Raine tracked down a troupe of rising stars in Boston that believes in the infinite possibilities of rock and roll.
With a downright Southern Americana vibe, Leroy Justice is a band that needs to be experienced to be understood. Brittany Sturges talks to two members of the band to try and get a better understanding of their style.
Victory Records has taken a chance on an experimental indie rock band that put out one of 2006's most exciting debuts. Moros Eros are going to blow up in 2007. Jen Cray spoke with lead singer/guitarist/lyricist, Zach Tipton, while he enjoyed what could very well be his last couple weeks of anonymity at home in Georgia.
New York's Night Kills The Day draw influence from bands like Depeche Mode, the Cure and Pink Floyd. Their debut full length release, The Study of Man... And the Developed Shadow, is set for a March 2007 release on Score Records. Jen Cray spoke with bassist Timothy Falzone about his band that appears to be sitting on the doorstep of success.
Andrew Ellis chats with singer-songwriter Peter Bradley Adams about his journey from classical musician and composer to the mainstream.
Brendan Harney, drummer with left-of-center Massachusetts band Wheat, tells Andrew Ellis why the band is happy making music independently again.
Volume 3 (Acuarela). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Brimstone Solar Radiation Band (Big Dipper). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Between Earth & Sky (EMI/Rethink). Review by Jen Cray.
Feathers (Matador). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Gang of Losers (Arts & Crafts). Review by Jen Cray.
The Crane Wife (Capitol). Review by Jen Cray.
Jubilee Dive (New West). Review by Sean Slone.
Where The Devil Dances (Ambiguous Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Black Magic Show (Kemado/Hollywood). Review by Jen Cray.
Reject On Impact. Review by Jen Cray.
The Drawn and Quartered EP (Serjical Strike). Review by Jen Cray.
Exposure (DMG). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Artificial Soldier (Metropolis). Review by Jorge C. Galban.
Danceteria (NativeSun). Review by Matthew Moyer.
The Odd Church (Hybris). Review by Aaron Shaul.
(Kittridge). Review by Aaron Shaul.
As We Fall (Metropolis). Review by Jorge C. Galban.
London Bridges (Twentyseven). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Mine is Not a Holy War (Cordless). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Tito's Way (Astralwerks). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Friendly Fire (Capitol Records). Review by Matt Parish.
Rybalochka. Review by Kyrby Raine.
Sing Song EP (Branches). Review by Jen Cray.
Liars (Benevolent). Review by Jen Cray.
The Town and the City (Hollywood). Review by Sean Slone.
The New Seditionaries (TKO). Review by Jen Cray.
The Shadow of Your Smile (Arrow). Review by Kyrby Raine.
The Lawlessness of the Ruling Class (Hyrbis). Review by Aaron Shaul.
An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation (Asthmatic Kitty). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Holding On (Bridge Nine). Review by Jen Cray.
Second Guessing (Amish). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Pretty Little Stranger (Vanguard). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Stay Afraid (Jagjaguwar/Brah). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Plays Polmo Polpo (Constellation). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Successful Attempts at Failure (Sinister Muse). Review by Kyrby Raine.
From a Late Night High Rise (00:02:59). Review by Andrew Ellis.
White Limousine (Zoe/Rounder). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Long Island Shores (Vanguard). Review by Tim Wardyn.
At the End of the Day (Heron's Point Music). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Dead FM (Fat Wreck Chords). Review by Jen Cray.
The Tallest Man on Earth (Gravitation). Review by Aaron Shaul.
If That Is What Is Being Thought... (Status Quo). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Light (Firefly Sessions). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Pine Cone Temples (Strange Attractors). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Make History (Frenchkiss). Review by Jen Cray.
Jag vet hur man vantar/Thomeegrand (Hybris). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Michael Vince. Review by Kyrby Raine.
David Waxman Presents Ultra Electro (Ultra). Review by Kiran Aditham.
Ghost Town (Deaf Jim). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Yonder Mountain String Band (Vanguard). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Northern Drive (Matinee). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Educated Horses (Geffen). Review by Joe Frietze.
What's for dinner? Better not look to Dirty Sugar Cookies for the answer, as it's low on recipes to begin with and Rose Petralia's too engrossed in Ayun Halliday's narration to even think of cooking.
After reading this new collection of Andersen's classic yet slightly twisted tales, Chris Catania will never look at the Little Mermaid the same way again.
Can a Cold War-era spy find love in the 21st Century? The box office returns for Casino Royale say YES. If you want an idea why James Bond is still such a cultural force, the essays in this volume give you a lot to think about. Bob Pomeroy tells you about the good and the not so good from the Bond debates.
This new collection of Asian packaging and design art reminds Heather Lorusso that sometimes the most interesting things to see in Japan are everyday objects.
Ouch! Rhona Scoville not only changes the channel on this collection of poetry, but she smashes the remote and throws the television out the window in prime Keith Moon style.
Photographer Abby Banks went on a 25-city tour of "punk houses" across the U.S. to create this unique coffeetable book that pays tribute to this artistic underground of "hippie punks." Jen Cray is ready to crash.
What does a literary critic want from a literary critic? Eric J. Iannelli finds the answer in Reading Writing, the first English translation of nonagenarian Julien Gracq's unique musings on the republic of letters.
DJ Screw: The Untold Story (Oarfin ). Review by Chris Catania.
Dreamer Ben Stiller works in a museum where the exhibits come to life at night and raise havoc. Then he gets the girl. Carl F Gauze digs this piece of cinematic fluff.